The win marks the first victory for DeChambeau at one of golf’s major championships. DeChambeau, who turned 27 this week, won the tournament by a comfortable margin of six strokes.
DeChambeau’s final score of -6 made him the only golfer to finish the tournament with a score under par.
Bulked up DeChambeau
The 27-year-old used his extra bulk to attack one of the hardest courses in the game and says he hoped his style of play could inspire others to reevaluate their approach to golf.
“Not everybody has to do it my way. I’m not saying that,” he told reporters after the win.
“I’m just saying in general that there are different ways to do things.”
Despite surrendering his lead to DeChambeau, Wolff focused on the positives.
“I battled hard. Things just didn’t go my way,” he told reporters.
“But first US Open, second place is something to be proud of and hold your head up high for.”
The tournament, which was originally scheduled for June, was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic and served as the second major played this year.
The Masters, one of golf’s biggest tournaments normally played in the spring, will be held without fans at the course, according to Augusta National Golf Club.
CNN’s Paul Gittings contributed to this report.